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Open Letter to Hillary: Great effort, but its time to withdraw and support The Bern

Let me explain.

Hillary has raised a lot of money and supporters, but the upcoming election is too important to lose to the republicans led by Trump (but the argument would be the same regardless of which horrible republican runs the party). The next President is going to fill at least 2 supreme court positions, have to lead on climate change, deal with increasingly deadly attacks from terrorists, and deal with a crumbling world, and many other challenges. The middle class is being decimated and if a republican wins, it will be further eroded as more wealth is transferred to trump and his friends. A republican will also erode the benefits of Obamacare, and instead of fixing flaws and bringing in universal healthcare, the republicans are going to roll it back. Forget about the progressive angle of recreational drugs and even medical marijuana.

I may not get everything from Bernie, but he's going to do 85-90% of what I'd like and most importantly, we will not have a republican in office.

The important thing for me is to ensure we don't lose the next election and that we immediately start focusing our attention and money in defeating the republican candidate. So Hillary, for the good of the progressive left, for liberals, for everything you have purportedly fought for in your life, do not further divide our party - please resign. Endorse Bernie, but at the very least don't hurt him anymore.

Let's do the math. You're still about 70 pledged delegates away from winning the nomination. It's worse if you remove the super delegates from the picture. And you're only three million votes ahead of Bernie. With your limited foreign and government experience you may not be able to get things done.

So for the good of everything you have ever felt is important. Please withdraw and support your opponent (or don't, but stop trying to hurt the Democrats). Did I say Open Letter to Hillary? Sorry, I meant Bernie.

Staff segregated by gender at some UK Muslim schools

Source: TImes of India

LONDON: Teachers and other staff at some independent Islamic faith schools in the UK are facing gender-based segregation, prompting the country's schools watchdog to write to the education ministry.

Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of Ofsted, said his inspectors found one independent religious school using dividing screens across the room to segregate men and women.

"I am writing again to report that Her Majesty's Inspectors (HMI) continue to find that staff are being segregated because of their gender in Muslim independent schools," Wilshaw writes in his letter sent on Wednesday to UK education secretary Nicky Morgan.

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/uk/Staff-segregated-by-gender-at-some-UK-Muslim-schools/articleshow/52028492.cms

Young asylum seeker stabs Swedish woman to death, police say

Source: CNN


Refugee center worker stabbed to death in Sweden

(CNN)—A 15-year-old asylum seeker stabbed a refugee center worker to death Monday in Sweden in an incident that's not being classified as terrorism, police say.

The boy, who is in police custody, has not been identified, though his country of origin is known, said Hans Lippens, a police spokesman for the Västra Götaland region.



The incident happened at a home for asylum seekers younger than 18 where the boy was staying, about 6 miles (10 kilometers) from Mölndal town center, in the Gothenberg region of western Sweden. The victim, a 22-year-old woman, was alone with eight young male residents of the home, Lippens said. Only one is believed to have been directly involved, though police are questioning the seven other boys.

"This was not terrorism. We think it might have been an accident, or there was a fight," Lippens said. He added that police would release more information Tuesday, but because the youths are from different countries, they need various translators to interpret their statements.

Incidents involving asylum seekers in the Västra Götaland region are happening "more and more. We have a lot of work to do here" Lippens said, though "this is the worst case yet." He estimated the region is seeing an additional 50 asylum seekers every month, mostly from Syria and Afghanistan.


Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/25/europe/sweden-asylum-seeker-stabs-woman/index.html

gun nuts who talk about facts never mention that congress cut funding to research into gun

violence.

real facts would show the benefits of gun control.

to put it another way, imagine there is a raging fire in a wood area. in the center of the fire they try to keep the trees moist but the raging fire overcomes the attempts to moisten the trees. gun nut logic would be that water does nothing to stop fires.

Salman Rushie death sentence

It would be interesting to find out what proportion of the muslim community supports the death sentence against Salman Rushie because of the alleged blasphemy against the religion. I'm sorry, but to me this is intolerant and concerning. I don't know of any other modern religion that has supported such an action, especially at the state level. I have asked some of my muslim friends this question and was shocked to find that more than half either supported or 'understood' the death sentence against an innocent writer.

he may be. but i think he's tapping into frustration that alot people are feeling

- an attack on freedom of speech by islamist radicals
- blowing up people at the boston marathon (by muslim refugees that were allowed to come here for a better life)
- the Islamic hatred of Israel
- the massacre last week by another muslim that was welcomed into the country and even given a baby shower by the people she would kill - and their plans to do so much more damage had the police not stopped them.
- 911
- Paris
- Attacks in England


The only message from our leaders seems to be to love, understand, be tolerant, and wait to be slaughtered by islamist radicals.

there is NOT ONE republican candidate who is able or capable of running this country

a republican president based on the slate that is currently out there, I believe, will be the destruction of this country and much of the world.
- there will probably be a nuclear war
- the climate will be destroyed further
- health care gone
- the top 40 families will own even more wealth
- no middle class
- more black people dying at the hands of killer cops
- criminalization of weed
- more republican cronies on the supreme court
- elimination of voting rights and rules - only the select rich will be allowed to vote

Saudi Arabia Sentences Palestinian Poet To Death For Apostasy

Source: Huffington Post

RIYADH, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced a Palestinian poet to death for apostasy, abandoning his Muslim faith, according to trial documents seen by Human Rights Watch, its Middle East researcher Adam Coogle said on Friday.

Ashraf Fayadh was detained by the country's religious police in 2013 in Abha, in southwest Saudi Arabia, and then rearrested and tried in early 2014.

The verdict of that court sentenced him to four years in prison and 800 lashes but after appeal another judge passed a death sentence on Fayadh three days ago, said Coogle.

"I have read the trial documents from the lower court verdict in 2014 and another one from 17 November. It is very clear he has been sentenced to death for apostasy," Coogle said.

Saudi Arabia's justice system is based on Sharia Islamic law and its judges are clerics from the kingdom's ultra conservative Wahhabi school of Sunni Islam. In the Wahhabi interpretation of Sharia, religious crimes including blasphemy and apostasy incur the death penalty.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/saudi-arabia-ashraf-fayadh-death-sentence-apostasy_564f5cf9e4b0879a5b0acfc6

Some of my saddest moments are thinking about those killed

by Islamist Terrorists in the name of their religion at:

- the Boston Marathon
- Mumbai
- 911
- France (twice this year)
- Spain

If the Islamic terrorists stop killing people, I'm sure people will stop the blame.

btw - I don't see a lot of coordinated condemnation on twitter of the barbaric acts by leaders of the Muslim community. Maybe I'm missing something.

Its not possible. the religion itself calls anyone is not a muslim an apostate

- it doesn't call for respect or tolerance of other faiths or religions

- it calls for forceable conversion. This may be the reason why the youth who begin to study the religion more closely get radicalized by the tens of thousands.

- which other religion calls for the death of anyone who leaves the religion

- questioning anything that is taught by the religion can be considered blasphemy and you guessed it - punishable by death.
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